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at the california state capitol to be flown at half staff calling the tragedy at the connecticut school heart breaking loss. 23 years agatha california had its own school shooting at cleveland elementary in stockton. which left 5 kids dead and 29 wounded. that 1989 incident sparked a movement in california that resulted in the strongest gun laws in the country. >> i think it really hit home the percent of strengthening our laws and it will spurred mead why the action. >>reporter: brady campaign credit california strong gun law from may going it safer on the streets. >> california has the lowest mortality rate from firearms deaths in the nation. >>reporter: connecticut shooting is prompting calls for stricter gun law again across the country. even in california. most recent poll show americans in general favor more restrictions. >> no we don't need stricter gun control than what we have. >>reporter: gun store owner says the current laws are working just fine. >> isolated incidents is tragic but we captain knee jerk and just think that that's going to solve the problem because it's real
of the rifle used in the massacre. as today one power ful hedge fund in california with ties to newtown said it's time for action. all this as president obama signals how far he will go to reign in assault weapons. 2020 anchor chris cuomo begins our coverag coverage. >> each body buried calls for change. white house voicing support for new gun law and renewal of the assault weapon ban. weapons that fire bullet in rapid succession with each pull of the trigger. the business community also proving to be potential catalyst. investment manager announcing the sale of the stake in the biggest maker of assault rifle rifles. what prompted the move may instructive. union representing california teacher said it was reviewing the decision to invest 500 million dollars with server because of the connection to bush master. >> teacher feel very strong and passionate about this issue. >>reporter: nevada advocate see this as strive for culture change making assault rifles taboo. >> a lot of people are now getting behind and understanding at the end of the day not necessarily the dollar that counts b
is holding a hearing now. in june of last year the california zephyr was bound from chicago tomorrow ville at a crossing a truck slammed into the train six killed, 70 injured. monitoring equipment indicate the train's whistle, crossing lights and guard all worked some witnesses say they didn't there are lawsuits against amtrak and union pacific. >>> talks resume this afternoon to end weeklong strike keeping crab fishermen out of the water. negotiations to end the dispute brock off yesterday. crab -- broke off yesterday. beateners were getting $3 a pound before thanksgiving. >>> michigan lawmakers have taken the final step toward returning traditional pro union stronghold into a right to work stay katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: to bring this home, california is not a right to work state. unions here can make workers join and pay dues. michigan going in the opposite direction, less than two hours ago the house passed right to work legislation, affecting public sector workers they passed it 58-51. representatives had already ok'd second bill focusing on p
valley 101 highway 1 exit. right now that exit is closed northbound because of flooding. the california king tides initiative wants everyone to document what is going on. these pictures are an example of what they want to see. they believe these pictures are powerful accelerating discussion of the california coastline of the future with a permanently higher sea level. >> open up a conversation in a way where it is no longer polarized and conflicting just a conversation of look, this is what we have that is at risk now, how can we build in such a way that communities are resilient to sea levels and climate change? >> reporter: the initiative wants to you help them document all of this, because they say, with the permanently rising tides this is what it is going to be looking like at some point down the road in california. the time to plan is now. if you would like to upload pictures that you might be able to take today or tomorrow, if you took some yesterday that would be great too go to abc7news.com click on see it on tv we have linked you to the king tides initiative, where you can go
to the hospital and we understand is if critical condition tonight. >>> republic demands california are worried about the possibility of taxes going up because there aren't enough in sacramento to block it. lawmakers ushered in the new era today at the capitol after the election and as we report, democrat contract now hold essentially all the power. >> please wrist your right hand and repeat after me. >>reporter: new session begins with a dramatically reshaped legislature with democrat contract holding super majority powers in both houses. giving them the authority to raise taxes without republicans and override gubernatorial veto. still newly upon atheed assembly speaker vows to listen to the g.o.p. >> find the rate solution for the challenges facing our state is not the task of one party or one house. >>reporter: already though democrat contract have introduced a constitutional amend tomorrow make changes to proposition 13. the landmark initiative that limits how property taxes are assessed and requiresthirds vote for any new taxes. state senator proposal asked voters to allow logical co
for rehab and bringing their son to southern california regularly to visit nadia it's a much different story for steve chick. there's a warrant for his arrest after he missed court appearance. police say he tried to steal a sweatshirt from macy while high on meth in august. i texted chick before the hearing today asking if he would attend. he answered not feeling like going to jail and they would take me if i showed. i can't get past this. the connection we had was so strong. less night i slept open the streets again. i lost everything because of her and the life she forced me into. this hole i am in is so deep i can't get out of. in the past i found the strength independent know pull myself together and get my life back quickly. i can't find that strength in me. just not ther there. what is there in steady is a welcoming that my end will be soon. i can't live like this. i tried to call chick several times to see if he's okay but got the voice mail. i'm posting screen shots of those detectives on our web site. nadia is still facing drug and child endangerment charges in souther
and yell and scream we ran out. >> i had very little sleep. >> reporter: he came back to california from long island, new york, where he has been helping homeowners recover from superstorm sandy. >> started looking at the weather and hearing reports of something big coming in. i got on the plane and came in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm
numbers available. >> there were 161,000, 161,000 dui arrests and conviction ins california. and 27 percent of those were repeat offenders. >>reporter: second dui conviction would require a driver to buy and install ignition intercept did he vase. this is video posted on you tube by several manufacturers showing how the did he advises work. breath sample taken and car will start only if the driver passes the test. law enforcement agency say so bright check points such as this one in los altos helped to intercept drunk drivers and take them off the street. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicle so far this holiday period and made 18 arrest. they support senator hill bill as an additional deterrent. >> this legislation being proposed today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal we have in deterring people that may not just have the will, dedication or the morale fortitude to not drive drunk. >>reporter: ignition intercept did he advice cost 100 dollars initially but requires ongoing calibration to ensure accuracy. that can run additional 50 to 100
defense of marriage act as well as california prop 8 which bans gay marriage. more now from mark matthews. >> couple getting married here just not same sex couple. gavin browned breaking decision overturned by california voters in 2008 when they supported prop 8 ban on gay marriage. watching from the side rins today one half of the same sex couple elizabeth chase. >> you know this isn't the first time that i have watched a couple get married while talking about mawrj equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting for 3 years toen joy the same privilege that these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon john lewis and stewart who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> over 100,000 loving committed legally married same sex couple across the nation. an thousands or more to come soon with washington and mayor listened and maine having marriage equality now. >>reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident very confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights is
, winter storm warnings covering a good portion of california. i'll be back with a look at that in just a few minutes. >> thank you gentleman big set back for house speaker boehner. revolt in the republican rank means no vote this evening on his plan b to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff. in a statement boehner says the house did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. boehner yanking his own legislation leaves the fiscal cliff negotiations in limbo would. 11 days before most every american see as tax increase. impact causing stock to slide in asia in friday trading. congressional chaos tops brutal day of political sniping even though democrat and republican may actually not be that far apart in negotiations chtd. more open had a part of the story from jonathan karl. >>reporter: bickering you would think they are miles apart. >> my proposal is right down the middle. >> his plan is not balanced. >> what we have from the speaker is a disaster plan. >> president has not come forward with that balance approach. >>reporter:
. the california highway patrol says there have been eight fatal collisions. five are involving drivers high on marijuana. you may recall we told you about an office of traffic safety survey that was released last month. it shows twice as many people were caught driving under the influence of drugs rather than alcohol in nine california cities on friday and saturday night last summer. >>> well, t minus 24 days and counting until the fiscal cliff deadline. no progress was made in washington. the main sticking point are about tax cuts that are set to expire and the president's demand that the wealthy pay more in taxes. the uncertainty of what is going to happen is starting to have an impact on donations to charity. abc7 news reporter ama dates dates is live in the newsroom. >> it is possible the tax deduction for charitable giving could be capped next year. so the question is do you hold on to your money during the financial uncertainty or donate more while you know you will get a deduction. for one charity in san francisco it seems people are doing a little of both. the food pantry at the st.
warning from the feds how this year's flu season could be especially bad. for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent. but anyone can help a foster child. >>> plain to give homeless california kwans free cell phones is one step closer to -- reality this morning. the chronicle poor and homeless residents would be issued phones so they can keep in touch with family and prospective employers. federal money would cover the cost. 36 other states have a similar plan. >>> number of san francisco apartments deemed to be nonsmoking couldz#z%h be -- coud be on the rise requiring landlords to classify apartments as smoking or nonsmoking. supporters stay landlords are mandated by law the number of noon smoking apartments will
-mom, the friend. >>reporter: family fries in southern california where rivera lived still trying to comprehend the superstar sudden death. singer jet crashed in northern mexico following a concert killing 7 people including rivera. >> we are like in denial. many keep news prayer. there are no words. >>reporter: soulful singer seemed to have a special bond with latino followers. battled poverty, divorce other hardship to achieve success. >> she has been through so many up and down and she got through it. yes. so i do admire her. as a woman. >>reporter: social network site twitter and facebook are exploding with condolences. rivera death has many others searching the internet to find out more about the talented artist killed at the height of her career. >> huge loss of a human being. more than just music. >>reporter: many fans knew of her personal challenge because of her reality tv show i love jenni where she interactd with her family and toured the united states and mexico. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> many coming up next. woman who survived 6 frigid days in the sierra. tonight you
's tragedy. in california we have the strongest gun laws in the country as ranked by the brady campaign. >> california has the lowest mortality rate in the nation from firearms. >> they are considering reintroducing a bill. most recent polls show americans in general are in favor of more restrictions, gun store owner says the current laws are just fine. >> isolated incidents, it's tragic but we can't knee-jerk and think that is going to solve the problem because it's not. if people want to do something bad they will figure out a way to do it. >> some others feel something needs to change. >> watching the gun violence in our society, i can't stand by and watch that. >> marshall grew up with guns. he attended at a vigil to remember the lives lost in connecticut. >> you need to look in the mirror and take a look at ourselves, realizing change a few things how we deal with guns and way we issue them and how we encourage violence in society. >> we haven't heard from gun advocacy groups but the organization's facebook page has been unavailable for most of the day. >> tomorrow's red carpet pre
of california street between hyde and marketed searching for an armed gunman. they believe the person may be hiding behind a building that they surrounded. we do have a crew at the scene and we'll have than update at 11:00. >>> still ahead, hillary clinton is being monitored by doctors. what led to her fainting and hitting her head. also the twinkie could be brought back. and could intoxicated squid be crashing in our shores? >> aim leigh glaser. we're in between storm systems right now. showers still increasing up >>> a bay area scientist says he may know why thousands of squid have been washing up on shores. a scientist says the mass beaching happening during red tides. the algae releases a strong toxin, in large enough. in small doses they intoxicate the fish and swim up on show. >> bloomberg reports that kroger and walmart are among the companies that want the twinkie maker assets. also con agra is also independent. hostess filed for bankruptcy. they say the bidding could go as high as one billion dollars. >> hillary clinton is set to retire as secretary of state. why doctors are moni
of the shootings. >>> gigantic retirement fun for california teachers distancing itself from unexpected financial connection to the connecticut tragedy. the nation's second largest pension fund has more than 750 million dollars invested with cerberus, an equity firm that controls bushmaster maker of the rifle used in the school shooting this is youtube video showing how the firearms operate. this morning cerberus announced it was dropping its investment. >>> dick's sporting goods suspending sales of certain rifles in response to the tragedy. several california locations closest to the bay area in modesto, wal-mart has pulled a bushmaster rifle similar to the one used off its website. wal-mart is the nation's largest seller of guns and ammunition. >>> hollywood is reacting to the shooting by cancelling the premieres -- premiers of several films. actor jimmy fox who stars in the movie says the -- jamie foxx who stars in the movie says the entertainment industry needs to bear some responsibility. the premier of top cruise's movie was also postponed because of the shooting. stay with abc7 news for co
are planned for this weekend. wendy gillette, abc7 news. >>> short time ago california senator feinstein responded to the nra's controversial proposal. >> open to suggestions to make legislation better and more effective. should we have a conversation about school security? yes. should we have a conversation about mental illness and the culture of violence? yes. but we can't ignore the common denominator in all of these deadly massacres. access, easy access to killing machines. >> senator feinstein hopes to introduce a bill in the house of representatives limiting assault weapons. >>> developing news in washington president obama just nominated senator john kerry to join his cabinet. >>> scuffle over air jordans. bay area security guard hurt as hundreds try to get a pair as hundreds try to get a pair of new [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high sp
the past 2 ms. in california the lowest average price is 3.42. that's this stockton. highest is 3.73 in bakersfield. average state wide for gallon of regular is 3.52. and praises could drop even more by new year's. here's 7 news reporter sharon. >>reporter: it's the type of crash motorist love. gas praises plummeting. in boston 3.fwichbility atlanta 3.sfichbility salt lake 3.40 and l.a. 3.68. trip home for the holiday just got a lot cheaper. >> i'm thrill. i have to buy gas no matter what so the fact that it cost a little bit less is definitely nice especially now with christmas and everything coming up. >>reporter: prices began rebounding after refinery problems were fixed. after that demand for goods lean down for winter. analyst now say gas prison cost fall even further before new year's eve. >> by christmas we should have prisons between 3.20 and 3.40 per gallon. >>reporter: good news comes on the heel of gym changing head lane from the international energy agency. they predict the u.s. will be energy independent by 2030. and become the world largest expor export
california elementary school since the newtown shooting is facing questions about his service history tonight. craig earned praise for doing guard duty at elementary school in houston just south of modest t to. but mat arena corps revie reviewed statements he made to the local newspaper. corps says he was not a reservist and never deployed to afghanistan. he was discharged in 2008 as private after serving less than one year. >>> in vallejo tonight police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who killed a man and his dog. it happened this morning at the intersection of sutter street and louisiana street show it to you on the map. 64-year-old man was returning from a walk with his dog when they were struck. victim is a resident of vallejo. driver and vehicle still nowhere to be found tonight. >>> in oakland police are searching for 2 people whose gun battle caught a grandmother in the cross fire. 47-year-old ramona foreman walk with her sister last night in front of a store on international boulevard at 92 avenue two men began shooting at one another from across the street. one of the
northern california weather. the man and woman left citrus heights near sacramento on thursday. headed to their home in gardener hill, nevada and they have not been seen since. frer-year-old rod and his girlfriend paula lane were visiting family and friends in northern california before driving home to nevada in the storm. rescue teams and volunteers joining family members searching mountain highway in the snow for signs of the couple or even the car. >> everyone out there trying to $15 my dad and paula. it has been awesome seeing even come together. and i really appreciate it. >>reporter: rescue crew volunteer will continue to search for the couple tomorrow off road and on foot. >>> san francisco man has been charged with kidnapping and raping an autistic is 16-year-old girl. 36-year-old gary steve atkinson was arraigned today. heard the formal charges against hip. he's accused of abduct ago girl who wandered away from a youth center on november 27. she was found by a muni driver and helped police find atkinson. he's expected in court tomorrow. >> in the east bay people living
blocked california law banning gay conversion therapy. ninth circuit court of appeals issued emergency order putting the law on hold until it can hear full arguments on this issue. the law banning conversion therapy that aims to turn gay minor straight was to take effect on january 1st. counts lors who practice the therapy and 2 family who say the teenager son benefit from it saw it injunction after lower court refused their request. >>> big oil making a big move out of the bay area. chevron announced today it's moving 800 workers out of its san ramone headquarters for greener pasture in texas. here's business technology reporter david. >> it's not something that you want to see losing 800 job. that's a big impact here in san ramone. >>reporter: 800 jobs is a fourth of the total work force at san ramone headquarters. chevron told affected work twors months ago but didn't make it public until it sent out an all employee e-mail yesterday. all 5 of these support 7 ron and all workers now work side by side in houston. chevron said the headquarters will remain in san ramone. stewart
baby >>> california's legal battle for marriage equality will have to wait for now. this morning the u.s. supreme court took no action on prop 8. the justices were expected to announce whether they will review the legality of prop 8. the high court also took no action on several cases involving the u.s. defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. the next conference will take place try day >>> oscar grant case in court again today unarmed oakland man shot to death by police officer johannes mehserle in 2009. officers for other officers involved in that shooting are appealing a federal judge's ruling they are not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >>> head of muni has a plan to appease critics of the city's central subway plan. muni chief wants to extent the central line through chinatown north along stockton street into north beach. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater on columbus and powell. north beach residents have been vocal about the disruption.
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whether or not whether noby will catch on like soma did for south of district neighborhood. >> california man who killed several family members is dead tonight. police say three people were killed the shooter's mother and two uncles. investigators don't know what led to the shooting. they tracked him down using a cellphone signal. they exchanged fire. his two young daughters they found in his vehicle that had been shot. his son was also injured. >> the president and house speaker met to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. they have until january 1st to extend the bush-era tax cuts. americans will see massive cuts to social spending. they didn't comment on the meeting today but other republicans are considering a raise in taxes for the wealthiest americans if it will help get a deal done. >> we have spun ourselves into a hole and we're not going to borrow money and get out of it. will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. >> here is what cuts could come if a deal isn't made in time. military budget would be cut by $500 billion over ten years. scho
together. he's paying for rehab and bringing their son to southern california regularly to visit nadia it's a much different story for steve chic chick. there's a warrant for his arrest after he missed court appearance. police say he tried to steal a sweatshirt from macy while high on meth in august. i texted him before the hearing today asking if he would attend. he answered not feeling like going to jail and they would take me if i showed. i can't get past this connection her and i had was so strong. last night i slept on the streets again. i lost everything because of her and the life she forced me into. i tried to call him several take place see if he's okay but got his voice mail. these are streams of his tech on our welcome back site. nadia is still facing truck and child endangerment charges in southern california but her lawyer says the case may dropped if she does well if rehab. for the i team, abc 7 news. >>> well of l we honor the resip yaept of 2012 profile of excellence awards tonight. 24 years property file of excellent series celebrated the bay area diversity. e
-- just like me. >> northern california children didn't have any resources. >> barry and elaine taylor started the foundation in 1990 to help children living with hiv and aids. >> from there it went to, the family needs strollers and bart tickets. oh, my gosh, in the summer they only get to hang out but they have nothing going on. it was like we need to put something together. >> cheryl: that is exactly what they did. in 1997 they started building camp arroyo. >> the good things, it means there is more room for other kids. >> cheryl: by the time they opened in 2000. taylor family foundation decided to open it up to all children battling life-threatening conditions for free. >> when they first showed me the property back in the '90s, there was nothing? >> this was a big dirt hill. it was a tremendous amount to think it could happen. >> look at this. it played out. >> it's so much better than i thought. >> cheryl: horseback riding, swimming, smores by the campfires. they have all the usual summer camp activities but it's the campers that make this place so very special. >> taylor family
the presidio, california street and gary boulevard. much lighter toward the santa cruz mountains. it is almost just over six inches of rain up in the far northern end of sonoma county. rainfall has varied. winds are gusty in a couple of spots up to 50 miles an hour, but not as strong as earlier today. we have scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. heavy rain coming. i'll have the timing of all of this for your holiday weekend in a few minutes. dan? >> thanks very much. the wet weather has been causing problems all over the bay area. alan wang is live in santa rosa with the story there. alan? >> dan, we had a break for awhile, and now we are starting to see the rain pick up a little out here. this is just one of the many flooded areas in sonoma county tonight. there are several washed out roads west of santa rosa. and the public works crews are expecting it to get a lot worse this weekend. joel stopped at the water's edge west of santa rosa and decided to roll the dice. >> came through a couple hours ago and it was pretty light. i thought i could make it through this time. >> unlike these tru
show repeat offenders account for 27% of dui arrests and convictions in california. that was in 2009. >>> a driver will face at least two felony charges after he lead oakland police on a deadly chase. it started when officers tried to pull him over for speeding late thursday. one minute later he smashed into another car. the crash killed a woman and two more people were injured. the driver is now in custody and a second person who was in the car has not yet been found. a lot more to bring you this friday. it is down to the wire big time. the fiscal cliff is really in sight now. >> it is deja vu all over again. >> the president chastising congress to do their jobs, but will they? details on what happened next. and violence against women. the vigil tonight in san francisco for a woman who lived and died brutally half a world away. and live doppler 7hd is tracking the rain and moving into the bay area. meteorologist sandhya patel is up next to show you when the rain will hit your neighborhood and a look ahead to new year's. that's all coming up. and then late other "nightline." >> i'm t
against illegal immigration. niece san francisco to speak at the california alarm association at the park 55 hotel. >> i'm a little disappointed because from new hampshire to california every time i travel to give a speech i have demonstrators. i don't see any here. >>reporter: yet despite the lack of demonstrations sentiment against sheriff arpaio position is strong in san francisco. and that includes the opinion of students here at this middle school in noe vaechlt they mailed him letters written in spanish can accusing him of racism and break up family. he wanted to meet the students face-to-face and scheduled something for friday but the school ultimately cancelled. the sheriff is disappointed. >> icap explain every one of those allegations and let them know it's not true and try to educate them that we should enforce the laws. >>reporter: ask children aren't the only ones he won't be meeting during the stay no. plans to meet with district attorney george cast again either to raise money for arpaio opponent in last month election. >> certainly we would love to send him a message
. each will receive about 5000 dollars. there's more. in 2011 the california legislature passed a bill that will give undocumented students access to state grants starting next fall. assembly bill 131 has always been controversial. former cal state university east bay professor glen cuss tarred co-authored proposition 209 that ended ainformationtive action preferences in the public sector. >> you are asking the taxpayers to subsidize people here illegally and i think that this the is the wrong way to go. >> some people who just feel that if anybody didn't go through the proper process that that they don't belong here. that's a political view and i can't do anything about that. these are extraordinarily talented people and in the current era with all the challenges we have in california we can not afford to waste this kind of talent. >>reporter: about 200 students benefit from the scholar shp. it will cover only a portion of the fees about 5000 dollars. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >>> all right. it ace busy tuesday nature. mr. to bring you coming up here. state workers wasting ta
>>> and it's happening in southern california on a college campus that is on lockdown tonight. here is a live look at cal state fullerton. some students are being allowed to leave where they have been stuck for hours while s.w.a.t. teams are looking for armed robbers. anaheim police say five people robbed a jewelry store and then took police on a high-speed chase that ended up on the cal campus. live pictures of what is going on and has been going on for hours. no shots have been fired from what we understand but it is on lockdown as they look for the bandits. >> i'm dan ashley. one robbery suspect has been detained. s.w.a.t. team is still looking for four more people. here are pictures of the students inside the locked classrooms. professors are trying to keep things normal and keep everyone calm. here a shot of some students of playing guitar but the situation is tense. here is what one student tweeted from his view outside the window. the man with a gun, it's not clear whether it's an officer or not. we'll bring you developments as they happen. >> dan: health care for jerry brown
when my wife was killed at 101 california stree street. >>reporter: steven became a gun control activist and testified before congress stood with senator feinstein as president clinton signed the law. he watched 10 years later as congress let that law expir expire. >> senator frist at the time senate majority leader was bold enough to say that it was the will of the people to let it expire and boy i sure wish congress would call senator frist in front of them now. >>reporter: firearms instructor jackson says it's not the guns or high capacity clip. he blames violence in the mass media aimed the children violent video games. >>ok advocate violence and pushing it and the kid are being systematically desensitized. >>reporter: he blames the use of anti-depressant drug. fda warns that some of those drug can have increased thoughts of suicide. >> we have a whole generation of measure customerer being raised because of video games and mind-altering drug. >>reporter: our call to video game industry went unanswered today. at the center to prevent gun violence in san francisco the
rising. >> a lot of water. too much rain. >> a lieutenant of the levee in the state of california have struck turl problems. >>reporter: the creek needs better levee and it needs to be expanded. joint power thrt was formed after the devastating 1998 flooding here to do just that. but army corps of engineers funding never materialized. construction will finally begin next spring thanks to santa clara county taxpayers. >> measure b passing in november actually dedicated about 38 million dollars to address the flooding issues on the creek including the downstream end. >> but east palo alto mayor reuben wants the state to step up and help with repair or disaster relief if necessary in the short-term. >> no different from any other community in the state of california that if they think that the levee are up to stand arrested i think very surprised that most of them are not. they are not certified levee by the army corps of engineer. >> resident spend part of the had day filing flood insurance claims and hoping they won't need it again for next year. >> we still have a good holida holid
at any moment check flight tracker on abc7news.com. >>> california highway patrol releasing new holiday enforcement figures, unfortunately, fatal collisions more than doubled in the bay area from a year ago 23 deadly crashes recorded in chp patrolled roads in 2011. 10 died. chp says fewer people were arrested for driving under the influence over this holiday weekend, 165 this year, compared to 188 a year ago. >> we have some great news during this holiday week some good samaritans are restoring a park in antioch damaged by arsonists a few months ago this is a wonderful effort by so many different groups to help i am >> reporter: it is. a big shocker out here, i think christmas arrived again today here in antioch this was supposed to be a ceremony where pg&e presented a big check to a group call take back antioch to help rebuild this park. the next thing, pg&e puts in more money and an assemblyman is putting in more, as of right now they've got all they need to rebuild this park this is the low point here at city park in antioch. this is what the to the lot looked like after it burned in
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to that driver, the third vehicle struck and rolled over causing the injuries. >> california highway patrol are investigating all three crashes. no word yet on charges or citations. sergio quintana, "abc 7 news". >> ama: nasty road hazard is causing problems for homeowners in the area. those problems could last for weeks. a section of the drive fallen. it snapped a water main and sewage line. utility workers jumped into action to prevent a major sewage leak. >> it was a major target. road didn't collapse immediately the road had begun to dip and appeared to be failing and they were working on top of the failing road. though were very rapidly through the morning and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. >> ama: the water was diverted under the roadway by debris that included logs and sticks and even furniture. area residents are expected to be without water throughout the. >> right a large pothole on a section of highway 4 in pittsburg caused serious problems. drivers couldn't see the hazard in the heavy rain. several cars were lined up on and all the flat tires wer
. >>> if you thought there was a starbucks on for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> meteorologist mike nicco a lot of work today. >> absolutely. good news the worst of it is over still having delays at various airports. with fog starting to form we could have delays at other airports in oakland and san jose. use our flight tracker at abc7news.com. we are looking at fog around san francisco this morning a
ahead, mike is going to introduce us to a new friend. for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why dentists recommend polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. >>> coming up at 3:00 on katie, million dollar ideas and then raising a stink in
,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent. but anyone can help a foster child. the warriors will try to keep their perfect road trip going. it won't be easy facing the miami heat. jason kidd won the battle of new york for the knicks. the knickses and nets in oakland. they jumped out to an early 26-9 lead. joe johnson with three of his points. but they will claw his way back between kidd and caramel low anthony. mellow had an enormous night. 45 points. when kidd was a kidd he couldn't shoot. fine like wine and buries the three with 30 seconds left. he stuck the leg out to draw the foul. that was the game winner. they own the big apple tonight 100-97. the lakers and cavs and let's have espn's neil everett call this one. >>- q. i as l
a chance late in the morning tuesday looks like for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent. but anyone can help a foster child. >>> that's it for all of us here at abc7 news thank you for joining us. share your holiday food drive isn't over yet. you can donate or tech the word feed to 80077 and donate $10. if you are out stop by one of our locations in san francisco walnut creek and san jose at santana row. [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service, now's a great time to get at&t u-verse tv. make the switch. [ female announcer ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months, with a total home dvr included free for life. plus, add hbo and cinemax and get the first three mo
the cold air is heading into southern california. rain and snow there. but we are getting this cold air filtering in behind it. a couple more systems coming, and they are all cold. highest tides of the year, and they are known as king tides. tomorrow will be a little higher, 7.2 feet at 10. a 34 in the morning. friday 7 feet at 11:24. be careful out there. here is the rain that is coming friday morning at 5:00 a.m. you can start to see us approaching the north bay. it is getting in here at 7:00 a.m. this is the latest computer model and now wants to bring it in across the bay area. rain likely for your friday and then going into the late-night hours is when it will finally wind down. tomorrow afternoon it is going to be cool. the temperatures in the low to mid50s. you will still need to stay in layers. bundle up. temperatures in the monterey bay in the mid50s. frosty cold in the morning. we are looking at a cool afternoon. rain on friday and dry right now on saturday chance of rain on sunday. monday we are looking at wet weather and a few showers on tuesday. the strongest of the storms
to a domestic dispute around 6:30 on california street. surrounding apartments were evacuated and block was shotd shut down. four hours later the man turned himself in. >>> coming up who is likely to be the next secretary of defense. and new offer to avoid the fiscal cliff. rain has returned. leigh glaser has the monday morning forecast next. >> 49ers hosted the patriots and colin kae xae did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ]
to slowdown in california when it starts to rain. >> the rain brings beauty like the rainbow in the south bay. jewel can tell you about rainbows. >> they are pretty and they are colorful with red and blue and they even have brown and black. if there are no colors it's just a black rainbow it wouldn't be like that. >> and in the sanity cruz mountains, the heavy mist came down for hours and hours. they were thinking about what rain does for her schedule at school. >> we watch a move. >> what is the move today? >> i don't know. >> what do you want it to be? >> and some people weren't thinking much about the rain at you will all? >> no. >> doesn't make you late for work? >> no, i live close by. weather is kind of nothing to you? >> it doesn't matter. [ laughter ] >> i'm going to stay down here in the santa clara valley and look for some of those white and black rainbows that she was talking about. >> if you find them be sure to let us know. >> you saw the video around burlingame. we got an alert, southbound 280 at hillcrest avenue that is millbrae, all the lanes are closed right now except for on
was edgey and cocky in the message. >> in response to the shooting california department of education asked schools to review their security plans. 90 million dollars year helps public school make security improve. they hold lock down drill once a month. teacher close curtain turn out lights. drop to the floor and tell everyone to the remain silent. district also made changes to door lock and window even so it plans to have different measures. >> gun control support, according to new post poll 54 percent support stricter gun control in general. 71 percent oppose the out right ban of hand guns but 52 percent favor banning semi-automatic and ammunition clip that hold more than 10 bullet. >> colorado tragedy and gun control debate ignited led to increase in gun sales across the country and bray area. we have that story. >>reporter: it was busy weekend at marin county arms in novato where gun sales increase since the connecticut school shooting. he won't say how many guns are sold but other dealers report record sales. nationwide handgun and shotgun are selling quickly. >> once the power
™. >>> it is happening in northern california where a massive sigh pile up happened along a busy interstate. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. a 60-vehicle crash has shutdown interstate 5. it is just south of the oregon border. it all started with a semislammed into the concrete median about 6:20 tonight. >> vehicles had a hard time stoping likely because of black ice in that area. this crash stretches along two miles. the whole section of i-5 has been closed. >> cal fire reports 16 people injured including seven taken to the hospital. the area is under a winter weather advisory tonight. >> well, right here in the bay area, temperatures are dropping for what could be dropping for what could be one of the coldest nights of the season. >> spencer christian is here and he is tracking the current condition. >> first of all you can see we have clear skies. these cloud free skies will allow for temperatures to plummet and indeed they will do so. we do have a freeze warning in affect from 3:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. for the north bay hills and valleys. the low temperatures will drop between 25 an
results from the nation's >>> california public utilities commission has just voted unanimously to allow pg&e to raise its rates. the upgrades come in the wake of the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people two years ago. taxpayers will pay additional 299 million dollars to pg&e but that is 39% less than pg&e requested. >>> the city of oakland holding more than $300,000 in overpaid parking tickets. audit shows the excess fines have gone unclaimed because oakland hasn't notified people as required by state law. $316,000 in overpaid fines reports from 2010 to 2011. as a result, the city is putting a refund process into place. >>> america's best selling car is getting the worst marks in a new crash test the camry earned a poor rating in recent tests the group says the front end crash pushed the air bag out of the way so it did little to protect the test dummy's head. the prius hybrid wagon performed poorly only the 2013 accord and suzuki suzuki received top rating of good. >>> new concerns about marijuana and prescription --@sé prescription drug use among teens. 20% of
says the california conservation grove will shore up the levee temporarily until this summer. [ inaudible ] >> we would like to get people out of fema and have 10000 year capacity of water flows to go -- 100 year to have water flows to >> reporter: the project is supposed to last 18 months, maybe two years maybe by 2015, major flood problem here along this creek will have been taken care of. palo alto, terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> right now search crews looking for suspected drunk driver who took a dangerous plunge in the north bay while running from police that search is happening near the college of marin on sir francis drake boulevard. amy hollyfield is live there with the latest. >> reporter: they just called off the search. there's no sign of him. officials say they aren't sure what that means. video from overnight they were searching from 1 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. then they started again this morning this started with when they tried to stop a man for a possible dui they say he took off running from his car this was around midnight on sir francis drake boulevard. officers
the central valley as well as southern california, still picking up some areas of rain near morgan hill, gilroy, you can see the intensity has started to lessen. a green on the map, more like blue we're looking for some light rain showers moving through that particular area. you can see near santa theresa boulevard hit and miss activity. it was crazy earlier today. look at the rainfall, four inches in some parts. mount st. helena, two inches. inch and a half in half moon bay and close to an inch for san jose. is this it? is there any more out there? we'll take a look at seven-day forecast coming up. >> ama: one of the biggest trouble spots is where parts of the creek is threatening to overflow the banks, it runs through east palo alto and menlo park and palo alto. they have been calling them warning of potential flooding in the area. at least several hundred people of east palo alto along university avenue have lost their homes. police officers are driving along neighboring streets and broadcasting warnings to residents. creek is already at least four feet above flood stage. the creek i
in california. a tornado has touched down in watsonville. look at the damage, crews are cleaning up from the mess left from the tornado that touched down saturday it ripped the roof off several large greenhouses at a nursery. that nursery is a quarter mile from the coast. scrambling to save hundreds and hundreds of plants. >>> mike has been following>3jlu the path of the tornado and he's following the next storm headed right now to the bay area. >>> right now you can see green, healthier returns showing up in the east bay valley, stretching towards the shore stopping short of the south bay all evaporating before it reaches the ground. even farther north up around benicia towards fairfield, vacaville, pulling away from american canyon and napa, all evaporating. sprinkle is all we are dealing with now. into the next couple of hours sprinkles, light rain tonight snow level 3,000 feet with this storm. with the past storm that tornado was a waterspout it came ashore near watsonville, the path was about a mile long, winds of around 75 miles per hour, damaged several greenhouses and a few trees
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